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Databases (back to top)

Social Services Abstracts WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only Some full text available Abstracts available http://libraries.wichita.edu/subsplus/assets/fckuserfiles/file/SocialServicesAbstracts.pdf
Indexes and abstracts articles from over 1,300 journals and other serial publications. Includes dissertations and book reviews. Focuses on social work, human services, social welfare, social policy, and community development. Coverage: 1979-present.  View terms of use.   (Proquest)

Databases - supplemental (back to top)

Criminal Justice Abstracts WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only Some full text available Abstracts available
Citations and abstracts of articles in major journals, books, and government reports in criminology and related disciplines. Coverage: 1968-present. View terms of use.  (EBSCO)

ERIC (Proquest) WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only Some full text available Abstracts available http://libraries.wichita.edu/subsplus/assets/fckuserfiles/file/ERIC.pdf
Core database in education with citations and abstracts of journal articles, books, research reports, conference papers, technical reports, policy papers, and other education-related materials. Coverage: 1966-present. View terms of use.  (Proquest)

Google Scholar WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only Some full text available Abstracts available http://libraries.wichita.edu/subsplus/assets/fckuserfiles/file/GoogleScholar.pdf
Provides access to scholarly sources across many disciplines including articles, theses, books, etc. from a variety of publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites. Links to full-text when available.

PAIS International Database WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only Some full text available Abstracts available
Indexes journal articles, books, government documents, statistical compilations, committee reports; directories, etc. published worldwide in social and public policy. Produced by Public Affairs Information Service. Coverage: 1972-present.  4 simultaneous users. View terms of use.  (Proquest)

PsycARTICLES WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only Some full text available Index
From the American Psychological Association (APA), this is a source of full-text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology.  It includes all journal articles, book reviews, letters to the editor, and errata from each journal. Coverage spans 1894 to present; nearly all APA journals go back to Volume 1, Issue 1.  (EBSCO)  Terms of Use

PsycINFO WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only Some full text available Index
The American Psychological Association's (APA) resource for abstracts of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations.  It is the largest resource devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health, and contains citations and summaries dating as far back as the 1600s.  Included is information on the psychological aspects of related fields such as medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, education, pharmacology, technology, linguistics, anthropology, business, law and others. Terms of Use  (EBSCO)

PsycTESTS WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only Full text available
A repository of ready-to-use tests and measures from the APA.  International in scope, this resource provides access to thousands of actual test instruments relevant to psychology and related fields, such as psychiatry, education, medicine, business, social work and more, most of which are available for immediate download and use in teaching and research.  A source of structured information about tests and while focused on contemporary instances of test use, has coverage that spans more than a century.  View Terms of Use  (EBSCO) 
 

JSTOR WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only Link to full text Full text available
Online access to core scholarly journals in business, education, health, arts & humanities, life sciences, literature, physical sciences, and social sciences. Coverage begins with the first issue of each journal.   View terms of use.

SAGE Journals Online WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only Link to full text Some full text available Abstracts available
Online access to journals published by SAGE Publications in a broad range of disciplines including business, humanities, medicine, social sciences, science and technology.

Social Sciences Full Text WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only Link to full text Some full text available Abstracts available
Article citations and abstracts from over 600 periodicals and scholarly journals in all areas of the social sciences. Includes full-text access to some journals. Coverage of indexing: 1983-present; full-text: 1995-present. 99 simultaneous users. (EBSCO)   View terms of use

Sociological Abstracts WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only Link to full text Some full text available Abstracts available
Provides access to literature in sociology & related disciplines, both theoretical and applied. Covering sociological topics in fields such as anthropology, economics, education, medicine, community development, philosophy, demography, political science, and social psychology.  Coverage:  1974 to the present.  View terms of use.  (Proquest)

Web of Science WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only Link to full text Abstracts available http://libraries.wichita.edu/subsplus/assets/fckuserfiles/file/WebofScience.pdf
Citations to articles in thousands of scholarly journals in the sciences, social sciences, and arts/humanities. Also indexes cited references in all articles. Coverage: 1988-present.  View terms of use.   (Thomson) Special Note: Access to WoS was originally provided by the Estate of Evelyn D. Cassat, Abilene, KS

Government Information (back to top)

U. S. Department of Health and Human Services Available to everyone

Journals/Magazines (back to top)

New Social Worker Online Available to everyone

WSU Libraries E-Journal List WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only

Organizations (back to top)

Association of Social Work Boards Available to everyone

Council on Social Work Education Available to everyone

International Federation of Social Workers Available to everyone

National Association of Social Workers Available to everyone

Reference Sources (back to top)

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Available to everyone

Child Abuse Sourcebook WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only

Domestic Violence Sourcebook WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only

Encyclopedia of Activism and Social Justice WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only

Encyclopedia of Diasporas: Immigrant and Refugee Cultures Around the World WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only

Encyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol & Addictive Behavior WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only

Encyclopedia of Homelessness WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only

Encyclopedia of Multicultural Psychology WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only

Encyclopedia of Race and Racism WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only

Encyclopedia of Rural America: The Land and People WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only

Encyclopedia of Social Problems WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only

Family in Society: Essential Primary Sources WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only

Growing Up: Issues Affecting America's Youth WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only

Poverty in American: An Encyclopedia WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only

Social Welfare: Fighting Poverty and Homelessness WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only

Sourcebooks (back to top)

Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis in Social Work Practice
Call Number: RC 455.2 .C4 C72 2010
Available to everyone
Includes descriptions of many instruments.

Communication Research Measures II: A Sourcebook
Call Number: P 91.3 .C62 2009
Available to everyone
Includes profiles of over 50 instruments, as well as complete instruments, when available.

Handbook of Family Measurement Techniques (3 volumes)
Call Number: HQ 728 .H267 2001
Available to everyone
Volumes 1 and 2 include descriptions of over 900 instruments.
Volume 3 includes 168 complete instruments.
Located in the Reserve Room on the first floor of the Library.

Handbook of Measurements for Marriage and Family Therapy
Call Number: RC 488.5 .F73 1987
Available to everyone
Includes 24 instruments.

Handbook of Sexuality-Related Measures
Call Number: HQ 60 .H36 2011
Available to everyone
Includes 218 instruments.

Measurement of Attitudes Toward People with Disabilities: Methods, Psychometrics and Scales
Call Number: HV 1553 .A62 1988
Available to everyone
Includes 24 instruments.

Measures for Clinical Practice and Research: A Sourcebook (2 volumes)
Call Number: BF 176 .C66 2007
Available to everyone
Volume 1 includes  over 165 instruments to use with Couples, Families, and Children
Volume 2 includes over 300 instruments to use with Adults

Measures of Personality and Social Psychological Attitudes
Call Number: BF 698.4 .M38 1991
Available to everyone
Includes 112 instruments.

Positive Psychological Assessment: A Handbook of Models and Measures
Call Number: BF 176 .P67 2003
Available to everyone
Includes 19 instruments.

Practitioner's Guide to Empirically Based Measures of Anxiety
Call Number: RC 531 .P73 2001
Available to everyone
Includes over 75 instruments in Appendix B.

Practitioner's Guide to Empirically Based Measures of Depression
Call Number: RC 537 .P6924 2000
Available to everyone
Includes 24 instruments in Appendix B.

Rating Scales in Mental Health
Call Number: RC 473 .P78 S245 2012
Available to everyone
Includes 113 psychiatric rating scales.

Scales for the Measurement of Attitudes
Call Number: BF 378 .A75 S45 1967
Available to everyone
Includes 186 instruments.

Sourcebook of Adult Assessment Strategies
Call Number: RC 473 .P78 S38 1995
Available to everyone
Includes 75 instruments.

Web sites (back to top)

Code of Ethics (National Association of Social Workers) Available to everyone

Self-Help Groups Across Kansas Available to everyone
A database of over 1,800 local self-help groups and 1,000 national self-help organizations. Sponsored by Kansas Health Solutions, Wichita State University's Center for Community Support and Research, and the Kansas Department of Social And Rehabilitation Services.

Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board--Social Workers Available to everyone

Social Work World Available to everyone

Wichita State University--School of Social Work Available to everyone